Minimum desperation bed-to-work interval

2007-07-19

in Canada, Daily updates, Ottawa

Government waffle

Ottawa has excellent transit. This fact was well demonstrated this morning, when I learned that a cell phone alarm clock set to 6:40pm will not in fact ring at 6:40am. At 8:07am, I was curiously peering over at the clock from bed. At 9:00am, I was sitting at my desk with a cup of coffee: showered and dressed in appropriate attire. I was lucky with some bus connections but, even so, it was a fairly impressive feat of rapid recovery from an error. Along with the Monday post, this should be pretty good evidence that my mind is utter mush in the very early morning.

In any case, I may have a good flat in an excellent location as of tomorrow evening, though I would not be moving in until the 1st. Once it has something in it beside bare wooden floors, fellow Ottawa residents (Ottawagians?) will be invited for tea.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Anon July 20, 2007 at 11:59 am

I think it’s ‘Ottawans.’

Anon July 20, 2007 at 12:00 pm

Londoners, Winnipeggers, Montrealers, Torontonians, Haligonians, Edmontonians, Stratfordians, Calgarians, Saskatoonians, Hamiltonians, Vancouverites, Windsorites, Ottawans and Sudburians can all be found in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.

Anon July 21, 2007 at 10:37 am

Ottawats

Neal July 21, 2007 at 4:15 pm

The best collective noun for residents of a Canadian city is Victorians, hands down.

Tom September 22, 2007 at 12:40 pm

Jean Kerr

“The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.”

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